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InfoWorld: Linux vendors facing test

Apr 16, 2000, 16:54 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Scannell)

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"Despite the recent stock slide of several top-tier Linux companies, analysts and executives in the open-source community said that leading Linux vendors remain viable enterprise suppliers."

"Several high-flying stocks, including Red Hat, VA Linux Systems, and Andover.Net, have been steadily trending down since their record-setting IPOs last year. But what drove stocks down -- making financial analysts, and perhaps some Linux users, take a closer look at the prospective fortunes of Linux -- was the less-than-spectacular offering by Caldera Systems and the unexpected decision of Linuxcare to pull back its scheduled IPO and replace its CEO, Fernand Sarrat."

"But Linux vendors this week said that these happenings will not greatly restrict their ability to invest in the future, or even portend a near-term shakeout."

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